EDIT: The embassy is thoroughly inundated with requests now. My POC is going to be in and out of the office for the next several weeks and part of March. As their processing ability is limited, I won't be able to assist with any new inquiries (effective 9 FEB) until they reopen processing for additional events. For those that contacted me and are still planning your events, aim to execute in late April or later to provide the Norwegians enough time to reopen event reviews. Additionally, if you're on a major base the best thing you can do now is become the organizer for your installation and/or band together with others from this thread. The fewer requests the Norwegians have to review the better. As a note, you can request multiple DTGs as part of an event to accommodate multiple units within a single CONOP (i.e. a BDE or BN creates a standard route and CONOP and subordinate units each have allocated dates to run their events). If you already received planning information from me feel free to reach out if you need assistance with your plan. For everyone else, I'll let you all know once we're open to new requests.
Original Thread - Closed to RFIs and Event Information as of 2002 EST, 9 FEB 2021. Those who received emails from me prior may continue to plan and submit requests provided proposed event dates are late-April or after.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Over the last few years I've partnered with the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. to organize the Norwegian Foot March on Fort Meade. Due to COVID-19 we were unable to hold our normal large scale event this past year. However, the embassy has suspended the normal requirement that any event must have a Norwegian official present and will provide remote certification for those units that wish to execute their own events. This is the first time they've been willing to open the event up to locations outside the National Capital Region and as such I wanted to give you and your units the opportunity to hold an event. Below you’ll find background information, planning considerations, and event requirements for NFM events until 1 AUG 2021.
Complete the 18.6 mile / 30 kilometer course in the time allocated to their age/gender (see time standards below)
Complete the foot march us
I was just wondering what would be a good way to learn the Norwegian culture since I'm planning to move to Norway late 2021. I heard watching some Norwegian shows or reading books could help? Any recommendations?
I'm from The Netherlands myself and have been to Norway quite a few times now to my girlfriend and I only see some culture difference as in with food like you say 'takk for maten' when you leave the table etc.
I won't bore you with grammar, but "så" is a pretty common word in the norwegian language. When a comma is put in front of "så" the spam filter censors it.
Added ", må" to the list
A group of Norwegians left their home for a better life, 167 years ago. Only 2 months later, after extraordinary hardship and starvation, they would be placed in an unmarked mass grave.
They set sail in 1854, and arrived in June in Quebec City, Canada where they were taken to a quarantine station. Thousands of European immigrants were screened here, as cholera and smallpox were sweeping across Europe. The group then travelled through Montreal, Quebec to Hamilton, in southwestern Ontario. Here is a map of the cities they passed through. They were headed to the American Midwest, where they planned to farm. Here is a great map of southwestern Ontario and the Midwest states.
Train service on the Great Western Railway, the first to operate in what is now Ontario, had just been extended to Windsor, the southern-most point of Ontario in January of that year. It's believed ~200 Scandinavians boarded the train, to cross the border into Detroit, Michigan and make their way to Chicago, Illinois or Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A modern-day trip by train or car from Montreal to Windsor would take ~13+ hours.
There was an early heat wave; the weather was hot and humid and there was little ventilation. There was a delay because of a problem with the track. They changed trains twice and were separated from their luggage, which carried their food. Late at night, the train stopped again: the track had expanded in the heat, and an engine had derailed. Another train would pick them up, but only those with first-class tickets. The others were taken to Baptiste Creek near Tilbury (about 50 km away from their destination) to wait for a different train.
They waited for two days with no food or water. Some finally drank from the creek, which proved to be fatal. There are differing accounts of when the train finally reached Windsor, but it was some time in July. By the time the group reached, 1 person had died and 33 people collapsed on the platform.
Windsor had less than 1,000 people at that time. There was only one doctor, Alfred Dewson, and no hospital. A makeshift hospital was set up in a Great Western wa... keep reading on reddit ➡